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Catching up to the Red Queen

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 23, 2014, 12:54 PM
Title is referencing this (one of my favorite nerd-isms Uber Geek )
So I've been a bit slow with the posting past couple months, and I just thought I'd do a journal to let people know I wasn't carried off by a flock of rabid pigeons or whatever.:XD: 
The short version is that addition to the usual holi-delays everyone seems to experience this time of year, I've been in a bit of a learning cycle (aka "okay, I think I almost know what I've been doing wrong, just need to figure out how to not do that" :confused:), and I'm dividing myself between several major projects. This has been eating into the time I normally would devote to smaller commissions and just for fun stuff like the squirrel-elephant-toaster hybrid I owe ya'll. (its coming, I just decided I wasn't happy with the initial version and so I'm slowly working on a 2.0. :XD: )

To be honest I think these past few months have been an extremely productive period for me, even if my posting hasn't reflected that, epecially since I've been picking up a bunch of new tricks and refining old ones, and one of the mysterious mystery projects has potential for major long-term payoff.

I'm just trying to stave off burnout by not letting myself overdo it,  (All work and no play make scorp a dull boy and all that. :XD:) while still getting done all the things I need to get done.

Tough balance to find, but I think I'm starting to zero in on a schedule that keeps me from both chasing too many white rabbits and from grinding myself into burnout.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: DrinkTheSea-TheGlitchMob(SoEager4TheNewAlbum! 8D)
  • Reading: The Blinding Knife-Brent Weeks
  • Watching: Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1st time! no splrs plz!)
  • Playing: If I have time, Minecraft(FTB: Monster Modpack)
  • Eating: Burritos w/Buht Jalokia Sauce (so...spicy...QuQ)
  • Drinking: Milk to counter el nuclear infierno de alegria
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:iconalmonihah:
Almonihah Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Huzzah!
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:icondtkinetic:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I was wondering what happened to that hybrid creature you had us vote on :XD: Good to hear this update, keep up the work, but yeah also give yourself a break when you need it :nod:
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:icontomredlion:
TomRedlion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So... When can we expect the next page of The Greening Wars?
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:iconscorpion451:
Scorpion451 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Artist
Dying to get back to TGW myself. I'm aiming to have these various projects and my stack of commissions winnowed down by the end of February, and I've started sketching out prepwork for pages, so cross ya'lls fingers...
One thing I'm wanting to do is build up a buffer so I'm not always doing entire pages sketch to post on the actual post day, which is how half-baked pages happen. I'd like to get a stack of them done through the linework stage(maybe some basic greyscale shading too), and then correct and color on post day. When I've done it like that in the past, its always resulted in much higher quality pages. So its really going to be a double bonus- less stress and better results.
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